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to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of thing that hurts us enormously a
a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for any party that supported small government. i was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies, as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: by disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we will move on. ellen, pennsylvania. cal
trackkin west virginia. and it is all caaght on tape. >> this roof is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. >> the cell phone video captured by tourists visiting the casino nearby. shows the massive fire engulfing the baan before 5:00. monday. people that shot the ideo helped first responders to rescue as many of the horses as >> you could hear the cries from theehorses. they are -- they were just,,you know, talking at the top of their lungs. >> 30s horses saved. and the cause of the ire is under investigaaion. ú%ows why it could be rough this time around. election wise for the democcatic -arty. wall street journal asked 1000 people if they thought the nation would was going in the right direction. or was on the wrong track. 61 percent say the nation was on the wrong track. %-wanted to control congress.ú people were equally split between republicans and democraas, 14 percent say they are not sure. when you breakkown likely voters, republicans have nearly a 10-point advantage, 49 tt 40. >> the most hotly ccntested race hotter.baltimore ballot ot candidates for stat
martinelly-montano obtained a virginia driver's license, by the way. >> with the anniversary of the september 11 attacks just days away, a massive rebuilding job continues as ground zero in new york. city officials are vowing to open the memorial site by next year. a special plaza will include pools and two giant squares marking the site where the twin towers institute -- stood. crews are building structures like the world trade center. booms will be returned to the site on saturday. they too will be part of the memorial. >> coming up, summer isn't even over yet but some residents are debating about christmas, believe it or not. we'll tell you why. >> and more than two dozen fires are burning across detroit right now. officials want to know if they have an arsonnist on their hands. >> is lady gaga's latest move tasteful or tasteless? thousands of fans at her concert tonight are talking about it. a live report when we return. >> this is one of the music industry's hottest stars and she's never short on controversy. >> you got that right. tonight lady gaga is just blocks away from capitol hill
jefferson, annette robinson, pam fisher, fred martin, dr. jones, susan mcintyre, virginia wright, tom purvixs, officer dunn. i like to thank you all for participating in this very special hearing. i would like to make sure that the things said this evening reached the ears of those in office at this moment. those who control the purse strings, those who make the decisions to make these cuts. we let you hear from firsthand responders, from those who are on the ground, from those professionals who have experience dealing with those in crisis. we've heard from the public this evening, passionate testimony regarding help services help out and why we need to continue with services. with that, i would like to thank you all for coming. again, we have openings on the mental health board. i hope you will grab some of our fliers and get in touch with our staff to explore the possibility of being able to sit here and make changes have been -- happen. the mental health board has done fantastic things like bringing the mental health services act money into the state of california down to the san f
and fire weather watches for washington and parts of west virginia back to roanoke. it's like the james taylor song, fire and rain. the remnants of tropical storm her mine with 10 plus inches of rain and more rain falling. it will continue to fall and we have watches and warnings for another five to ten inches of rain in central texas into missouri. matt, we will continue to track this for you. >> thanks. we will get the local forecast in a couple of minutes. the uproar over the plans of a church in florida to burn the koran on the anniversary of 9/11 despite condemn nation from the obama administration and general in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our f
in from new york, pennsylvania and virginia, in hopes of creating tranquility in the middle of a brusling city. like a little oasis. >> the trees will rise so high that they create a beautiful canopy along the plaza. it's meant to create a peaceful environment to remember those who were lost. >> reporter: and in the heart of the world trade center site, a memorial museum. those of us who were here, will never forget those images. some of them were quite graphic. how do you go about determining what you're going to put on display? >> what happened was tragic and gruesome and -- painful isn't quite the right word. took thousands of lives. and you shouldn't sugar-coat what happened. this was an attack on freedom. not just on new york. not just on america. it was an attack on you and your right to vote and to play and to say what you want to say. and there's nothing -- no easy ways to say this. >> reporter: a continuing work of progress. the committee hopes to have the three-quarters of the site done by the tenth anniversary of 9/11. the reflecting pools, the largest in the country, operating
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of emergency responders actually impeded the investigation. according to west virginia's "the journal," the scene of the fire was cleaned up before crews could properly investigate. and investigators now say they're looking into the possibility that an accelerant spread the flames. kai? >> denise, thank you. there are also concerns about how long it took anyone to call 911 after that fire started. >> a warning tonight to anybody who owns a laser pointer. you better be careful where you aim it. airplanes and helicopters are off limits, or you could find yourself behind bars. wjz is live at state police headquarters. derek valcourt has more on why this is such a huge concern. derek? >> reporter: there are several dangerous incidents over the last month. in fact, last month, a chopper pilot was temporarily blinded while trying to help on a rescue mission. now, those pilots are going on the offensive. >> reporter: eye in the sky, chopper pilots count on their eyesight, which is why all of these pilots have a problem with handheld laser pointers. >> what people do is take this laser and po
's lost independents in record numbers, as we saw in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. any way he can get those voters back? >> the problem is that he's asking his congressional leadership to bring knows voters back. nancy pelosi is one of the most unpopular political figures across the spectrum. particularly among independents she is seen as so partisan, so ideological and out of the political mainstream. the challenge for the democratses is not just to runaway from barack obama it is nancy pelosi that so many americans are sending a message to. that so many americans are fed up with. >> sean: i would be negligent if i didn't ask you, the president saying critic -- critics talk about me like a dog. by the way that wasn't in my teleprompter. i heard that yesterday and i'm thinking what is the president thinking buy being so sensitive? >> well, i'll tell you something. as tough as critics have been against barack obama, they were far tougher against george w. bush. they would go to vents, throw things, interrupt, disrupt to the point where president obama was in some cases, there w
. this was in west virginia. they clashed with militia and deadly results all across the country. in san francisco, a meeting was held in support of those striking workers. here it is. california working man's party was born in racism. because they found their success in the slogan, "the chinese must go." labor leader dennis kearney incited anti-chinese sentiment and hit on the workers anxieties saying, "we intend to try to vote the chinamen out, to frighten them out. if this won't do it, to kill him out. the heathen slaves must leave this coast." the unions had shown the racist bent before. one of the first union labels -- remember i said♪ look for the union label ♪ here is one of the first ones. this is for cigars. cigar was made by white men. this proclamation spelled it out. the labor, labor wanted the chinese out. they were successful. thanks to the efforts of the labor party, 1880, california banned the importation and use of chinese labor. congress did the same thing with the exclusion act of 1882. stopping all chinese immigration for ten years. it was renewed and modified so many times
, which is to try to regain power." university of virginia larry sabato says of axelrod's reasoning, "each political party is supposed to thoroughly focus on gaining or regaining power. the clash of ideas and ambitions in regular competitive elections is what makes the american system work." despite the sluggish economy, political candidates are setting fundraising and spending recordsalready. house and senate candidates raided $1.2 billion. outpacing the last three big election years. former federal election commission chairman says, "we hay be on track for the most expensive cycle ever, even more than 2008 which is really hard to believe." finally, a new environmental science school named in part after al gore is set to open next week in los angeles, but not everyone is happy about it. the l.a. times reports critics say the school's location poses a health risk because it's built on contaminated soil. construction crews have been replacing toxic soil with clean fill. environmental coalition written the school district saying, "renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous envir
saw in massachusetts, virginia and new jersey. is there anyway he can get voters back? >> the problem is that he's asking his congressional leadership to bring voters back. nancy pelosi is one of the unpopular political figures across the spectrum burke particularly among inds. she's seemed so partisan and out of the political main stream. the challenge for democrats is frankly not just to run away from brom brom. it's nancy pelosi so many americans are sending a message to, so many americans are fed up with. >> what do you think? i'm being negligent if i didn't ask you the question. president saying critics talk about me like a dog. now, and by the way that wasn't in the fell tela prompter. i heard that yesterday. i'm thinking... you know, what is the president thinking by, you know, being so sensitive? >> i'll tell you something. as tough as critics have been against barack obama, there are far tougher against george w. bush. they would go to events, throw things and interrupt. they'd disrupt to the point where president bush was in cases, it was a challenge to get through the speec
is the president of the national black farmers association. just traveled from virginia to new york with his mule named struggle. today he stood on the courthouse steps in lower manhattan to call on the senate to act. mr. boyd, good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. what's the next legal step here, john? >> well, i'm hopeful that the senate would act here after they come back from recess on september 13th. >> well, they haven't for 11 years. >> well, they haven't for 11 years, and that was one reason why i brought my mule to new york city today, to raise the visibility and to let new yorkers and the world know that black farmers have not received their settlement and that congress -- the senate basically has failed seven times to pass this bill. >> boyd, are you -- mr. boyd, i'm told that it takes a black farmer 400 days to process a loan with the usda compared to 30 days for white farmers. is that true? >> that's very true, and it's really a national disgrace that we have statistics like that. >> why? >> and black farmers have been losing land. it's based on discrimination in fa
, the former virginia governor, current u.s. senator there and a former entrepreneur. then the republicans. there have been a lot of chatter, if you recall, about six months ago about the idea of former reagan chief of staff ken guberstein friendly with those in the white house. tell me, havana, an intern replacement or will this happen soon? >> it is almost assumed at this point rahm emanuel won't be able to pass up this choice, but senior officials acknowledge that the timing is not good for the white house. so it is a real question. i think a lot of people felt if there's going to be this blowout for republicans in november there would be a shakeup somehow, some way, maybe it comes a little bit earlier than planned. i know we'll be talking about this a lot in the coming days for sure. >> it is something that is moving a lot faster than people realize. >>> we'll move on. in colorado, dozens of homes are now caught in the path of the major wildfire burning out of control near the beautiful boulder foothills. nbc's miguel almaguer is there. how bad does it look this morning? >> reporter: c
with this white house. >> yeah, okay. >> that brings in as ceo or mark warner, senator from virginia. >> let's go right now to john heilemann. your sense, can you report anything about a shakeup because these numbers are dreadful, and i'm going to get to them in one minute. they are truly dreadful. your thoughts? >> i think you're right, chris, in the sense that a shakeup is necessary, and i think a shakeup is coming, and the rahm thing is going to be the trigger for that and chuck is right, too, in the sense that something like this is going to happen but the dreadfulness of the numbers and i think the pressure on the president now to do something bold in terms of his person sell going to be very, very high. >> yeah. >> i think as important as how big the name is the idea of getting someone from outside the inner circle. obama both in the campaign and in the white house has been one of these guys who has governed with a very, very tight circle of aides around him. he trusts very few people. takes advice from very few people. worked well for him during the campaign but not as well for him in the
: on this list from "the washington journal" to have a list." west virginia, carl, tea party member, what you think of this call for political pragmatism? caller: i would vote for a party that supported small government. was disappointed in george bush jr., who increased the size of government. i have been to these key party rallies as far as i can see is just a bunch of good american people who are for smaller government, they are about getting government out of the way and letting the economy boomer. i want to tell you, this is the most left-wing program i have ever seen. host: left wing? are you there? we lost him. clearwater, florida. caller: one year ago these not jobs were bringing a loaded assault rifles to peaceful town hall meetings and now they are burning books in gainesville, florida. this is crystal love -- krystalnacht all over again. host: i do not think you can make the correlation between tea party members and the preacher in florida. caller: b disagree. remember, the definition of fascism is the far right. and i will say, i call them teabaggers. they are dangerous. host: we
that will be very interesting to watch as well, we know what happened in virginia and new jersey, and we'll see what happens in the gubernatorial races. bill: also from nevada, speaking of that, a senate majority leader, harry reid is in the fights of his life, facing republican candidates, and, the tea party favorite, sharron angle in that race, and, at this point, a virtual tie, and, most of the polling, the latest rasmussen report, statewide telephone survey, of likely voters, now, does it get any closer? 45-45% each and anita vogel is live from las vegas today, a lot of folks wonder can harry reid survive, he's been on the stump saying, i sure can. what is happening? good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill, well, certainly, it is a tight race and about the most watched in the country. and i had a chance to sit down and chat with senator reid about the issue, and he certainly is very vocal in calling his opponent too extreme for nevada when it comes to things like the desire to transition out of social security, and into a more privatized system and also, the desire to reduce certain
and freeze it for two years and see what happens. joe in virginia writes, like it or not the wealthy create jobs and reduce their buying an investing power and the economy will suffer. it is popular to talk about soaking the fat cats, but the reality is that $250,000 a year while nice is not rich. wait a while, and let the economy improve and then balance up the tax situation. vick writes from new jersey, i work on wall street and i live in new jersey. i can tell you all about the salary exscesses of those executives. out in new jersey are former farms taken up by mansions of those guys and streets laden with porches and ferraris and the more pedestrian bmws and do i think they need a tax break? hell no. earl says now is not the time to increase taxes on anyone but i do believe it is time to stop the runaway spending. and julie says, i don't think of it as raising taxes on the wealthy, but readjusting to make it fair. and it seems like this is a good which to do it. larry writes, it is a bad idea to raise taxes on anyone with an economy as weak as this. it is only a ploy to appease and purc
at the chhrles town racetrack in west virginia. >> this roof is on fire. you peoole need to move. >> the fire was captured on cell phone video by group of tturists visiting the nearby you can see huge flames just engulfing the barn afterrttat fire brokk out early on monddy morring. 30 horses made it out. tte causs of the fire remainn under investigation. >>> a florida astor says he3 will go through withhthe plan to burr copies of the koran n outcry. pastor terry jones says the test iprotest is not aimed at all muslims just those radiccll. any activity of nature couud put >> we kno!!risk.at rick. >> we know that that type of actiiity is prance mitted back to places ---trannmitted back o places like afganistan. >> because of his one person, one person died, but at the same ú%me, we do not feel responsible for that. we are not, we are not promoting that. >>> jones did say that hh will -ray about theerally in the days before and that brings us to our quession of the day. what do you think abouttpastor's plan to burn the koran. -ur phonn lines are oppn now at (4100481-4545. >>> you can also
virginia. they have partly cloudy skies and should be nice. we have remnants of hermine causing big flooding in texas into oklahoma. wet weather in the pacific northwest with a system moving in. showers and 65 in seattle today we have plenty of sunshine along the southeastern atlantic coast. fire danger with >>> here's the view of san jose. doesn't look like september especially when you consider we had drizzle and at times light rain around san francisco, enough to wet the roads for your morning drive. drive-time drizzle out there. we should see partly cloudy conditions this afternoon, but cool and breezy conditions. 60s for san jose. maybe near 70 in the warmer places inland. another cool day tomorrow. 's the weekend when things turn around as inland temperatures climb into the 70s and 80s. that's your latest weather, matt? >> thanks very much. want to see meredith tap dance? meredith goes back to her very first job as a tap teacher after these messages. ♪ [ mom ] game time is all about the traditions. it's all about the tackles and the touchdowns... and watching my boys do what
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